Nonself-supporting Tubular Film Or Bag (e.g., Pouch, Envelope, Packet, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/35.2)
  • Patent number: 10315392
    Abstract: A slip-resistant garment may include: at least one textile structure; and/or at least one slip-resistant portion coupled to the at least one textile structure. The at least one slip-resistant portion may include at least one thermoplastic polymer selected from among: (a) block copolymers of styrene; (b) copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin; (c) copolymers of at least one butene with at least one diene; or (d) copolymers of ethylene with at least one ester having an ethylene unsaturation selected from among: C1-C8 alkyl acrylate, C1-C8 alkyl methacrylates, or vinyl C2-C8 carboxylates. The copolymers of ethylene with at least one C3-C12 alpha-olefin further include at least one dienic termonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FAIT PLAST S.P.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Arici, Guido Arici, Stefano Della Puppa
  • Patent number: 10272641
    Abstract: A gypsum product with a fortified glass fiber mat is provided in which the glass fiber mat is strengthened by crystallization of salt crystals on the glass fiber mat prior to the glass fiber mat use in the gypsum product. Methods for making a glass fiber mat saturated with salt crystals and gypsum products with the glass fiber mats are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred Li, Naser Aldabaibeh
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10265909
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Matthew W. Waldron, Shaun T. Broering, Jason R. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 10259195
    Abstract: A multi-layered film comprising at least 3, preferably at least 5, layers is provided. In the case of a 5 layered film, the multi-layer film includes a first outer layer having 80% to 100% by weight of one or more polyolefins, a first tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of the first tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, a core layer having from 75% to 100% by weight of the core layer of polylactic acid, a second tie layer having from 5% to 100% by weight of second tie layer of one or more functionalized polyolefins, and a second outer layer having from 80% to 100% by weight of the second outer layer of one or more polyolefins, and wherein the first tie layer layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the core layer the second tie layer is disposed between the core layer and the second outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Norman Scott Broyles, April Renae Brown, Gary Wayne Gilbertson
  • Bag
    Patent number: 10245778
    Abstract: A thermoplastic bag may include a sidewall that may have a plurality of first and second ribs formed therein. The first ribs may be longer in length but shorter in height than the second ribs. The second ribs may be arranged in discrete networks that appear superimposed over the first ribs. The second ribs may normally remain in a bent-over configuration. When a force is applied, the second ribs may expand the area of the sidewall so that the bag may easily accommodate large objects. To produce the bag, a thermoplastic web may be directed between opposing first and second rollers. One of the rollers may include ridges that may have first and second segments of differing heights that correspond to the differing heights of the first and second ribs. The formation of the first ribs may increase the width of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Jason R. Maxwell, Jack F. Melvan
  • Patent number: 10227555
    Abstract: A composite sensor assembly for monitoring bio-processes which is suitable for use with a polymeric bioprocess vessel or with downstream equipment, and comprises: i) a port comprising a high surface tension thermoplastic having a hollow tubular portion and a base plate portion, the base plate being fusibly sealable to the bioreactor vessel at a hole in the wall thereof; ii) a generally opaque polymeric monitoring sensor assembly including electrical, and/or optical measurement components. The sensor assembly fits inside the bore of the hollow tubular portion of the port, and is adhesively retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Finesse Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Selker, Barbara Paldus, Timothy Johnston
  • Patent number: 10213348
    Abstract: An elastic structure for absorbent sanitary products, comprising a sleeve comprising a first layer and a second layer overlapping each other, at least one elastic thread, and a plurality of first connecting portions spaced apart in a longitudinal direction, wherein each of said first connecting portions comprises two first welds arranged on opposite sides of the thread, wherein the first welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a first longitudinal portion of said sleeve, and a plurality of second connecting portions spaced apart in the longitudinal direction, wherein each of said second connecting portions comprises at least one second weld, wherein said second welds weld said first and second layers to each other in a second longitudinal portion of said sleeve without axially connecting the thread to said second longitudinal portion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Diego Gualtieri, Serafino Lupinetti
  • Patent number: 10166371
    Abstract: Multilayer balloon for a catheter includes at least a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer having a combined wall thickness. The first layer is made of a first polymer material having a first maximum blow-up-ratio. The second layer made of a second polymer material having a second maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the first maximum blow-up-ratio, and the second layer is an inner layer relative to the first layer. The third layer is made of a third polymer material having a third maximum blow-up-ratio greater than the second maximum blow-up-ratio, and the third layer is an inner layer relative to the second layer. The at least first, second, and third layers define a compliance less than that of a single layer balloon made of the first polymer material with a wall thickness equal to the combined wall thickness. Method of making of multilayer balloon is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Durcan
  • Patent number: 10085865
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10076599
    Abstract: A dry peritoneal dialysis (PD) concentrate system may be used in connection with a PD cycler. The dry PD concentrate system includes a concentrate container with at least two concentrate compartments, and at least one of the compartments contains a dry PD concentrate component. At least one of the concentrate compartments has a medical fluid outlet, and at least one of the concentrate compartments has a diluent inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thierry Eyrard, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10079373
    Abstract: A pouch type secondary battery and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The pouch type secondary battery includes a pouch type case formed by attaching an upper sheet and a lower sheet, and an electrode assembly received in the pouch type case. A polymer coating layer for improving sealability is further included at an outer side portion of the pouch type case, in which the upper sheet and the lower sheet are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jeoung Hwan Kim, Shin Hwa Lee, Woo Yong Lee, Min Su Kim, Hyang Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 10053246
    Abstract: Multilayer film which comprises a core layer (C) and two outer layers (O—, O-2) sandwiching the core layer, wherein (i) the core layer (C) comprises a bimodal ethylene/1-butene/C6-C12-alpha-olefin terpolymer, (ii) one outer layer (O-1) comprising (ii-1) a low density polyethylene or (ii-2) the bimodal terpolymer as defined for the core layer (C) or (ii-3) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene (iii) the other outer layer (O-2) comprising (iii-1) a metallocene produced linear low density polyethylene and optionally a low density polyethylene, and its use for packaging, especially for frozen food packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Minna Aarnio, Gerhard Schuster
  • Patent number: 10029437
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a laminated film includes an extruded ribbed first film portion that includes multiple ribs, where consecutive ribs are separated by webs that are integral with the ribs. The laminated film also includes an un-ribbed second film portion, and a region of discontinuous lamination between the first film portion and the second film portion. The region of discontinuous lamination includes multiple regions where the first and second film portions are bonded together, and multiple regions where the first and second film portions are not bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Theodore J. Fish, Kenneth E. Cisek, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9956318
    Abstract: A balloon catheter, in particular a balloon catheter for angioplasty, the balloon having an inner or outer surface modified by means of a photoactivation reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Invatec S.P.A.
    Inventors: Simone D'Onofrio, Paolo Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9908312
    Abstract: A film composition comprising from 5 to 75 percent by weight of an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition (LLDPE), and from 25 to 95 percent by weight of a propylene/?-olefin interpolymer composition, and films made from the film composition, wherein the films exhibited synergistic physical properties, namely holding force and elastic recovery, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Hongming Ma, Claudia Hernandez, Jose Saavedra
  • Patent number: 9878839
    Abstract: A food packaging material comprises a paper, paperboard or cardboard substrate and a barrier coating on the substrate, wherein the barrier coating comprises the combination of starch, seaweed extract and paper fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen A. Santos
  • Patent number: 9818996
    Abstract: Provided are: a solid battery which has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure, wherein gas in the exterior material can be fully removed when depressurizing the inside of the exterior material; and a method of manufacturing the solid battery, the solid battery having a single cell having: a laminated body having a cathode layer, an anode layer, and an electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode layer and the anode layer; an insulating part disposed on an outer perimeter of the laminated body in a cross-sectional view of the laminated body in a direction orthogonal to a lamination direction thereof, and a pair of current collectors sandwiching the laminated body and the insulating part, wherein the single cell has been sealed in an exterior material under a reduced pressure; and the insulating part has vent holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideaki Miyake
  • Patent number: 9783712
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive for use on porous substrates, wherein the hot melt adhesive has about 10% to about 70% by weight of a polypropylene homopolymer having a DSC melting point of less than 100° C.; about 10% to about 60% of a first tackifying resin having a Ring & Ball Softening Point of about 95° C. to about 140° C.; about 0% to about 65% of a second tackifying resin that is different than the first tackifying resin; about 5% to about 50% of a plasticizer; about 1% to about 40% by weight of a secondary polymer which is either a semi crystalline polymer or wax with an enthalpy of fusion of greater than 30 Joules/gram; about 0.1% to about 5% of a stabilizer or antioxidant; wherein the components total 100% by weight of the composition, and the viscosity of the composition is equal to or less than about 20,000 centipoise (cP) at 163° C. (325° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Bostik, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hamann, Lianne Rachow
  • Patent number: 9777193
    Abstract: A thermosensitive adhesive label comprising a laminate film of a first film layer and a second film layer, and a thermosensitive adhesive layer on the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate, wherein the Bekk smoothness of the surface of the first film layer side of the laminate film is from 2000 to 20000 seconds, the Bekk smoothness of the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate film is from 800 to 20000 seconds, the contact angle with water of the surface of the second film layer side of the laminate film is from 20 to 80°, and the surface strength of the thermosensitive adhesive layer is from 0.6 to 1.8 kg-cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: YUPO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kimura, Hiromitsu Tamauchi
  • Patent number: 9723940
    Abstract: A protective film includes a base layer and a wear layer, the wear layer comprising a UV cured hardcoat resin, and the UV cured hardcoat resin comprising surface modified silica nanoparticles. The protective film may comprise a pressure sensitive adhesive for adhesion to a floor. The protective film may be used, for example, as a protective floor finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adriana Paiva, Jeffrey T. Anderson, Roy Wong, Susan K. Yarmey, Mark A. Strobel, Joel A. Getschel, Albert I. Everaerts, Gregory F. King, John T. Brady, Duane D. Fansler, Kanta Kumar, Jeffrey D. Malmer, Mario A. Perez, Deborah A. Strobel, Wendy L. Thompson, Michael C. Palazzotto, Stefan H. Gryska, Sharon Wang, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Mark F. Ellis, Edward G. Stewart, Robert M. Jennings, Gerald R. A. Hofmann, Kelly J. Gibbens, Gezahegn D. Damte, Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 9707381
    Abstract: Balloon catheter comprises an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal section, a distal section, and an inflation lumen, and a multilayer balloon on the distal section of the shaft. The multilayer balloon comprises a first layer made of a first polymer material having a first Shore durometer hardness, a second layer made of a second polymer material having a second Shore durometer hardness lower than the first shore durometer hardness, wherein the second layer is an inner layer relative to the first layer, and an outer-most layer made of a third polymer material having a third Shore durometer hardness lower than the second Shore durometer hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Durcan
  • Patent number: 9669196
    Abstract: A multilayer balloon catheter is formed to have an inner layer and an outer layer, where the outer layer is adapted to resist shredding and premature rupture. The outer layer is formed of a material having a glass transition temperature that is lower than the transition or melting temperature of the inner layer. By forming the balloon on a mold at a temperature between the glass transition temperature of the outer layer and the glass transition or melting temperature of the inner layer, the outer layer will undergo a thermal relaxation that will alleviate some of the axial orientation of the polymer chains that develop during the formation of the multilayer balloon. This relaxation leads to a resistance to shredding when the balloon is expanded during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeong S. Lee, Fortino Vasquez Flores
  • Patent number: 9650513
    Abstract: Compositions of PHAs with PBS and/or PBSA are described and methods of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CJ CheilJedang Corporation
    Inventors: Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy, Xiudong Sun
  • Patent number: 9611369
    Abstract: An in-mold foaming molded product having a thin wall part of the present invention contains expanded polypropylene resin particles. The expanded polypropylene resin particles include a polypropylene resin composition that contains an aliphatic diethanolamine fatty acid ester and an aliphatic diethanolamine in a total amount of not less than 0.1 part by weight but not greater than 5 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of polypropylene resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Sato, Toru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9585515
    Abstract: A packaging device allowing for the distribution, storage and cooking of various food products, such as perishable or frozen food product(s). The packaging device includes a plurality of micro-perforations that may promote the extended shelf-life of the perishable food product and the maintenance of the quality of the perishable food product or be configured to maintain the integrity of a frozen food product. The packaging device also includes a venting system that allows the cooking of the perishable or frozen food products within the packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mirtech, Inc.
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 9586032
    Abstract: A variable length balloon catheter assembly and methods for inflating a variable length balloon to a predetermined length. The variable length balloon catheter has a balloon at a distal end and a plurality of stricture mechanisms securing the balloon to the catheter. The stricture mechanisms are provided at known intervals and have a known rupture pressure. The balloon is inflated and a known number of stricture mechanisms are ruptured providing for a variable balloon length based on the number of stricture mechanisms ruptured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Neha Bhagchandani, Alyson M. Tews, Elizabeth M. Theobald, Alina Costin, Christopher Michael Mobley
  • Patent number: 9512277
    Abstract: Bone hemostat compositions, and methods for their use and manufacture are provided. Exemplary hemostatic compositions include polymeric components such as random and non-random copolymers, natural polymers, ceramics, reactive group polymers, and combinations thereof. Bone compositions may be used during surgical procedures, and may be applied to bone to inhibit or prevent bleeding from bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: Baxter International, Inc., Baxter Healthcare, S.A.
    Inventors: Katarzyna I. Gorna, Andreas Goessl, Heinz Gulle
  • Patent number: 9469441
    Abstract: Methods of increasing the perceived thickness and strength of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films while increasing a loft of at least a portion of the film. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns and alternating peaks and valleys into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Michael G. Borchardt, Robert T. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 9334431
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive for use on porous substrates, wherein the hot melt adhesive has a) about 10% to about 70% by weight of a polypropylene homopolymer having a DSC melting point of less than 100° C.; b) about 10% to about 60% of a first tackifying resin having a Ring & Ball Softening Point of about 95° C. to about 140° C.; c) about 0% to about 65% of a second tackifying resin that is different than the first tackifying resin; d) about 5% to about 50% of a plasticizer; e) about 1% to about 40% by weight of a secondary polymer which is either a semi-crystalline polymer or wax with an enthalpy of fusion of greater than 30 Joules/gram; f) about 0.1% to about 5% of a stabilizer or antioxidant; wherein the components total 100% by weight of the composition, and the viscosity of the composition is equal to or less than about 20,000 centipoise (cP) at 163° C. (325° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BOSTIK, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Hamann, Lianne Rachow
  • Patent number: 9308048
    Abstract: A surgical glove has inner and outer surfaces. At least one of the surfaces is treated with a treatment consisting of a non-ionic hydrocarbon solution with a carbon chain in the range of 8-16 and containing a hydrophilic functionality with a pH within the range 4.5-6.5. After treatment, the treated surface or surfaces are dried, the glove packaged and then irradiated. The treatment controls the initial contact angle of the surface to be less than 70 degrees, so that liquid material will spread quickly across the treated surface or surfaces, thereby ensuring that the presence of the liquid, indicative of the glove having been compromised, is visible to the wearer or other observer as quickly as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Regent Medical Limited
    Inventors: Helena Venables, Simon Pickard, Gareth Hilton, James Doran
  • Patent number: 9283735
    Abstract: Various barrier films are described that include barrier layers that contain ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers and elastomers. Polyolefin elastomers can be used such as ethylene octene copolymers. The barrier films can also include secondary barrier layers that contain one or more norbornene copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Hoang T. Pham, Thomas Laney, Farid F. Ghiam, Kevin O. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9283729
    Abstract: An elongate flattened thermoplastic tube has an inflation edge and an opposite edge. The tube includes spaced transverse seals that define sides of pouches. The tube includes lines of weakness that allow adjacent dunnage units to be separated. A frangible line of connection is disposed in one two superposed layers of the tube proximate to the inflation edge. This frangible connection may be broken to permit inflation of the inflatable pouches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Steven Wehrmann, Bernard Lerner
  • Patent number: 9284276
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a pharmaceutical composition containing laquinimod or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a compound of N-ethyl-N-phenyl-1,2-dihydro-4,5-di-hydroxy-1-methyl-2-oxo-3-quinolinecarboxamide or a salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Vladimir Ioffe, Konstantin Ulanenko, Avital Laxer, Muhammad Safadi, Danit Licht, Ioana Lovinger, Ulf Tomas Fristedt
  • Patent number: 9267100
    Abstract: A composite sensor assembly for monitoring bio-processes which is suitable for use with a polymeric bioprocess vessel or with downstream equipment, and comprises: i) a port comprising a high surface tension thermoplastic having a hollow tubular portion and a base plate portion, the base plate portion being fusibly sealable to the bioreactor vessel at a hole in the wall thereof; ii) a generally opaque polymeric monitoring sensor assembly including electrical, and/or optical measurement components. The sensor assembly fits inside the bore of the hollow tubular portion of the port, and is adhesively retained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Finesse Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Selker, Timothy Johnston, Barbara Paldus
  • Patent number: 9204528
    Abstract: A stiffener-integrated flexible printed circuit board includes: (A) a stiffener; (B) a thermosetting adhesive; (C) an insulator film; and (D) a wiring-pattern-equipped film, the stiffener (A), the thermosetting adhesive (B), the insulator film (C), and the wiring-pattern-equipped film (D) being laminated in this order, the insulator film (C) containing at least (a) a binder polymer and (b) spherical organic beads. This provides a stiffener-integrated FPC which is excellent in adhesion between a thermosetting adhesive of a stiffener and an insulator film and which is small in warpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kido, Yoshihide Sekito
  • Patent number: 9162430
    Abstract: The invention provides a coated substrate comprising at least the following: i) a first layer formed from a first composition that has a melting point, Tm1, and comprising at least one ethylene-based interpolymer; ii) a second layer formed from a second composition comprising the following: a) at least one propylene-based polymer, and b) at least one ethylene-based polymer, and iii) a woven web formed from at least one olefin-based polymer with a melting point of Tm2a and/a or nonwoven web formed from at least one olefin-based polymer with a melting point of Tm2b; and wherein and Tm1 is less than, or equal to, “Tm2a ?20° C.”, and/or less than, or equal to, “Tm2b ?20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Maria Isabel Arroyo Villan, Angels Domenech, Karl Zuercher
  • Patent number: 9149966
    Abstract: Film structure of at least five layers, two outer layers (2) made of a polyolefin on which is each time provided, on the opposite sides, a layer (4) forming a gas barrier and whereby, between both above-mentioned gas barriers (4), is provided a layer (3) made of a foamed synthetic material, whereby the outer layers (2) consist of a mixture of a polyolefin and a binder, which makes it possible to bond this polyolefin with the layer (4) forming the gas barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Tekni-Plex Europe, Naamloze Vennootschap
    Inventors: Rudi Allegaert, Dirk De Mulder
  • Patent number: 9102125
    Abstract: The printed image on a major face of a flexible food packaging film is covered by a shellac barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Graham C. Battersby, Stephen A. Santos, Bin Zhong, Xiangdong Gan
  • Patent number: 9072583
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 9067202
    Abstract: The semi-rigid culture vessel is structured to transform a flexible culture vessel into a semi-rigid form to facilitate laboratory processes. The semi-rigid culture vessel includes at least two rims connected by at least one rib to form an internal support. The internal support is enclosed within the gas-permeable flexible culture vessel to form the semi-rigid culture vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventor: Robert L. Jarret
  • Patent number: 9050387
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes at least one nonwoven layer adhesively attached to at least one of the pouch walls with a sound absorbing adhesive therebetween. The sound absorbing adhesive comprises a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer. The ostomy appliance has improved sound absorbing properties to insulate flatus gas noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang, Joel D. Shutt
  • Patent number: 9040132
    Abstract: Disclosed are a medical multilayer film and use thereof. More specifically, disclosed are a medical multilayer film including: an outer layer comprising a propylene polymer selected from the group consisting of a polypropylene, a propylene copolymer and a combination thereof, an intermediate layer comprising 10 to 60% by weight of a propylene polymer selected from the group consisting of a polypropylene, a propylene copolymer and a combination thereof and 40 to 90% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer, and an inner layer comprising 60 to 80% by weight of a propylene polymer selected from the group consisting of a polypropylene, a propylene copolymer and a combination thereof, 10 to 30% by weight of polyethylene, and 1 to 10% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer, and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: JW LIFE SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yeon-Seok Choi, Hye-Kyung Kim, Eun-O Kim
  • Publication number: 20150132512
    Abstract: Compositions of biobased polymer blends of polymers and a polyhydroxyalkanoate copolymer are described. In certain embodiments, the copolymer is a multiphase copolymer blend having one phase a glass transition temperature of about ?5° C. to about ?50° C. Methods of making the compositions of the invention are also described. Also articles, films and laminates made from the compositions are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy, Johan van Walsem, Oliver P. Peoples, Yossef Shabtai, Allen R. Padwa
  • Patent number: 9028935
    Abstract: This invention relates to a liquid-filled tetrahedral package having a longitudinal fin seal and having a first transverse seal on one end of the package and a second transverse seal on the opposite end of the package, wherein the first and second transverse seals are substantially perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Bernhard Zeiler, Charles D. Buis, Neal Burgess, James A. Renninger, John B. Manly, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9028934
    Abstract: A label has a part that is to stand out at a defined angle from a curved surface to which the label is applied. There is a reinforcement area that has an edge curvature at the transition part of the label, between the part that is to be raised up and the part that is attached to the curved surface. The edge curvature is implemented such that it fixes the part to be raised up at a defined angle during or after placement of the label on a specific object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Moosheimer, Josef Mair
  • Publication number: 20150121971
    Abstract: A multipurpose mesh, and the mesh includes a plurality of main frames; and a mesh fabric surrounding the main frames, in which each of the plurality of main frames includes a first frame and a second frame, a first end of the first frame and a first end of the second frame are rotatably coupled with each other, and a second end of the first frame and a second end of the second frame are rotatably coupled with each other, and each of the plurality of main frames is spaced apart from each other is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics corporation
    Inventor: Hye Ung KIM
  • Patent number: 9023443
    Abstract: A laminate film including a first core polylactic acid layer, a coating receiving-layer of polylactic acid, and coated on one side of the coating receiving-layer with PVOH, EVOH, a blend of crosslinked EVOH/PVOH, vinyl alcohol-vinylamine (PVAm) copolymer, anionic carboxylated styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBR) emulsion, or blends thereof. This coating may be applied after the machine-direction orientation step and dried and oriented in a transverse direction orientation oven if in-line coating is desired; or applied to the film in an off-line coating method and dried in an air flotation oven. The dried coating layer can be metallized. This laminate film exhibits excellent gas and moisture barrier properties, appearance, and metal adhesion. It may also optionally include a heat sealable or winding improving layer on the side opposite the coating receiving-layer of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, John J. Fitch
  • Publication number: 20150118423
    Abstract: A film that can be used in packaging applications includes one or more layers, wherein the layers include an anti-fog additive and/or an IR additive and the resulting film has greater than about a 50% prestretch capability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jack N. Shirrell, Tun-Jen Chu, Deepak H. Mehta, Owen J. McGarel, Michael F. Hansen
  • Publication number: 20150118422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to combinations comprising hydrogen gas or a hydrogen donor agent and nanoclays comprising metallic cerium or cerium oxide particles. The invention also relates to compositions, nanocomposite materials and containers comprising these combinations. Additionally, the present invention relates to methods for obtaining these combinations and to the use thereof in packaging oxygen- and oxidation-sensitive products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Maria Antonieta Busolo Pons, Jose Maria Lagaron Cabello
  • Patent number: RE45978
    Abstract: A dichroic, light refracting resin panel comprises one or more dichroic/refracting films that have been embedded and/or laminated between a plurality of resin substrates, such as copolyester, polycarbonate, and/or acrylic substrates. The dichroic resin panel can be manufactured with a variety of different materials, and with autoclave or hot press methods in a manner that ensures structural and aesthetic integrity. Specifically, a dichroic resin panel in accordance with the present invention can be created in such a way as to avoid delamination despite a variety of end-uses and formations (e.g., curved panel, embossed/textured surfaces). In addition, the dichroic resin panels can be handled, transported, and installed in a variety of exterior or interior applications, even where certain building code requirements may be relatively stringent. The dichroic resin panels can be used in a variety of structural and/or aesthetic applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: John E. C. Willham, Wendy E. K. Langan